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thousand customeessin baltimore city rrmain without ppwer onnght.the cityyhas opennd emergency shelters with air conddtioning and beds paul gessser is live at a shelter in nnrthwest baltiiore, which is still waitiig on its first gueet. only a few people pave walked through these ddors at the baltimore junior academy on west coldspring lane.those people have come in to take a load off, grab a free drink of water.nobody stayed here lastnight-- the first niggt his shelttr was was pen i just got bbck from theeother emergency shelter in the 1400 block of east federal street. those cots haven't even been set up yet.they're still in the boxes-- because, no one came in there oo shelter either.all the while, people here in the neighborhood feel the city was not prepared for this kind of storm. 3 3&"they need to have people set up so they can puutthem in all the different aaeaa nd help out everyyody. help everybbdy out. we've been out evee sincc " frrday.""it's been a slow day and that may be a littleegoodd because i think family members are all really pitching in now good bbcause i
and nearly half of them are presidents of baltimore city or baltimore county. be sure to drink plenty of water and check in on vulnerable neighbors. residents n anne arundel county are being urged to conserve water today. in mandatory water restriction for the next 24 hours. due to the extreme heat and the water main break in downtown baltimore. the water main broke was built in the late 18 80s. the department of public works thinks it will take three weeks to complete the repairs. nearby businesses have been impacted by those repairs. >> that has been a difficult situation because they are running late. knowing that they are dealing with that situation then than it has been a challenge. >> aboveground pipes are providing water to the businesses in the area. the problem downtown is another example of the challenge of repairing and replacing an aging water system that is getting older. it was the 480th time this year that a pipe has broken in the system. a report published this year as the make a trillion dollars will be required to update the drinking water system of the country. >> t
online at wbaltv.com. a baltimore city police detective is off the force tonight after admitting to stealing groceries. just the latest piece of troubling news being followed from the city police department. prosecutors claim that in march, darlene early's daughter ran at nearly four hundred dollars for the groceries for only about $100 for her mother, as a security guard watched the transaction. early was required to resign today after admitting that that. city fire chief james clack says he is serious about negotiating a raise for firefighters yesterday. a contract extension with an 18% salary hike for him was approved. it sparked outrage from union members said their latest contract offer amounts to a decrease in the galerie -- in the hourly rate. >> if the firefighters don't get a raise next year, i will donate my whole race to the fire foundation, which is a non- profit that goes to benefit firefighters who are injured or killed in a line of duty. >> the latest offer on the table would move firefighters to the three-shift system where the average work week would be 56 hours
dot com--lash-foxbaltimore and on twitter.... "at fox baltimmre". agaii.. it all star. baltimore city fire chief jjmms clack says he may donate his recent pay hike to charity. given to clack by the mayor ee-3 has come under fire---- for it's bad timing.... hile the ccty closee fire houses and rasies health insurance premiums for fire fighhers.nnw clack ssys he wiil donate he foundation...... if rank aad file ffre fighters re not given the same increase in pay mayor has dfended the ct.the raise..... citing a steep decrease in city fire deaths under clack's leadership. thousands of dollars injecting dancers with silicone.... appeared in federal court to be sentenced.feddral prosectors say the woman actually uued super glue..... to keep the non-medical silicone froo leaking out. out.crime and jussice reporter joy lepola live outside the federal courthouse here the joy?ence was uss handed down. kimberly smedley was sentenced to hree years. in federal court.incue:agologized for her action over an 8 ear period.... the east coast injecting wooen often secretly meet with d custome
with a man being shot and killed by a baltimore city police officer. sheldon has more. >> here at the corner belvedere revenue, this is the 7-eleven where police got word that there was an armed man outside of the 7-11. it is unclear what do is tune with the semiautomatic and add 5:45 a.m. officers arrived on the scene just a few minutes after the call went out. but when they arrived, the armed man took off. officers chased him, not too far away from this 7-11. officials say the suspect was still armed at that time. >> the officer fired his weapon at least one time, shooting the suspect. the suspect has died at a local hospital and the weapon has been recovered. >> police are not releasing the suspect's name because they're still trying to notify his family. but they say he is 22 years old. the officer's name will not be released for a couple of days. according to department protocol. we do know that he is a six-year veteran and he is now on administrative leave. >> a man with a sword was shot and killed by baltimore county police this week. there were serving a warrant on thursday night. we
in northwest baltimore city and northwest baltimore county. last night's storm knocked down trees that knocked out part of the sanitation system. people in those areas tonight are still being urged to conserve water. >> it takes a lot of time to refill those tanks, so people who start getting water in the southern part of the system, areas like pikesville, they need to refrain from using that water. >> that's kurt cokier with bpw. he expects everything will be back in order tomorrow morning. the power problems also forced several businesses to close, including lots of gas stations in maryland, people having to hit one after another gas station that were shut down. i heard of one gas station that had a 20 minute wait for gas today, 70 cars in line at one time. all day long, viewers have been sharinging incredible videos and pictures of the storm. here's a look at more of them. >> reporter: incredible lightning and scary winds lead to widespread storm damage on the streets of maryland like this one. some trees fell on homes. this homeowner was asleep when a huge tree crashed into his bedroom roo
problems continue toobe baltimore county, baltimore city... aad anne arundel county...crews have restored power to more 3 joining us now on the phone once again, is b-g-e ssokesman, rob goold.as much prrgress as your aking.... thoss last few thousand longest.... because you're getting to the tough part now. we sure hope we ddn't get more storms possibility.if ttat - happens.... that could slow more outagess areas... continues to be north e baltimoredaas after the chinquapii parkway are dealing with a majjr mess.fallen trees sttil sitting on houses.... cars crushed by branches. neighbors say they've tried o remove the ddbris thhmselves... but some limbs phey can do is wait for the city to ressond. here, and ttat wasthe day ugh pfter, whhch was saturday andd havent seen nobody since." //butt to//"where the help at, where the help at, its been five days. days. the same street is still without power... and neighbors say they're worried about some of theeolder residents wwo dont have air cooditioning. there's still a lot of repair work to be done in baltimore city...pauu gessler shows us w
assembly to expand gambling. the governor met last week with a group of baltimore city lawmakers to discuss the idea. several delegates oppose another casino at the national harbor in prince george's county.they're worried it will take money away from a future casino in baltimore city.they say if the national harbor casino is approved... they want some of the revenue to help repair city schools. (tarrant) "we've got the oldest infrastructure in the state of maryland... because it's too hot in our classrooms."3 classrooms." our classrooms." classrooms." the governor is expected to make the announcement later this week. the maryland lottery is breaking sales record... for the á15th straight year.áwe're learning the agency generated 1-point-79 billion dollars in non- casino sales... in fiscal year 2012. it also contributed 556-million to the state's general fund also a record. that's the largest revenue ever gained by the state lottery in the agency's history. repairs continue along light street ... one week... after that massive water main break that disrupted downtown baltimo. baltimor
even less than the power company. 3baltimore city fire chief &pjames clack says he may donat hii recent pay hike to charity. charity.the two percent raise givennto clacc by the mayor has come under fire---- for it's bad ttming.... while the city closes fire companies and preeiums ffr fire fighters.now plack says he will donate the raise to the baltimooe firee foundation...... if rank and given the same increase in payy in their next contract.the mayor has dfended the decrease in city fire deaths under lack's leadership. wells fargo has agreed to pay 175 million dollars to settle a pricing discrimination suit. suit.baltimore city sued the mortgage giant for subprime lending practices targeting minority neighborhoods.the lawwuit claiis they steered black and hispanic borrowers into bad loans... resulting in mass foreclosures. "iq:people with similar qualifications should be treated similarly.... oo: not the color of their skinn" skin." 3 under the landmark eal, wells fargo will pay the city 7.5 millions dollars. the rest ill go toward compensation for borrowers and direct down paymen
on a temporary warrant charging him with first degree murder. >>> the baltimore city fire department is changing its social media guidelines. gigi barnett is in the news room with the details. >> reporter: the city fire department says it's taking a second look at its rules on social media. fire department leaders say they may change their rules on what comments firefighters can post on social media sites. the move coming after firefighters post information on websites like twitter. some firefighters say the new poll sis could speak their rights to speak their right. the city police force is working on its policy as well. >> some of the complaints posted on twitter include the city's decision to close three fire companies. >>> a victory for baltimore. wells fargo will pay millions of the city. baltimore sued wells fargo assuming sub prime lending practices. wells fargo agreed to pay $175 million to eight cities and states, including baltimore getting $7.5 million. the settlement also gives restitution to city redents. >>> the secret service is investigating a report that a police officer made th
that maryland live...and a future casino in baltimore city...will not be financially harmed...by a casino at the national harbor. others say the complex gambling bill should not be forced through the general assembly...in a two or three day special session.(carter) "to me, there's no reason that we can't wait and handle it with other business during regular session and have it on the 2014 ballot."(rydell) "neither house leaders nor the governor's office will say whether or not they have enough votes to get this gambling bill enacted during a special session. john rydell, fox45 news at 5:30." hundreds... gather downtown ...today.../ to... salute... baltimore's... college bound... seniors. seniors. the... annual ...collegebound foundation scholars... luncheon... was held ...this afternoon.../. our... very own ...patrice sanders... emceed... the event.....// the... foundation... provides... college advising... and... financial aid... to students... that... might not... otherwise... be... able to receive... higher education.../.
, wbaltv.com. it is now official, the baltimore city fire chief is getting a good sized pay raise in the contract extension. this is much to the dismay of the city firefighter union and at least to the elected officials. let's go live to city hall tonight for more on that story. >> the chief will get an 18% increase in pay, but let's put this in perspective. it will happen over the duration of his five-year contract. you have to give the fire chief credit for this fire deaths since 1938. he's established operation care to cut down on residents using ambulances as taxis and moving the fire department to a new computer dispatch system. >> our record of fire safety and the work he is doing is being recognized. >> the chief will receive a 18% raise in pay over the next five years. his current salary is more than $161,000 a year. the contract extension generated vigorous debate and protests at the city board vestments meeting. >> this increase is not negotiated with local 960. >> [inaudible] >> the firefighters' union zero did on the pay increase. comes as three fire companies face clo
wants to rewrite the rules on social media. >> the latest heated battle in baltimore city's fire department is over twitter and what firefighters can and can't post on social media. it comes after some criticism of the mayor and chief online, including con controversy over the chief's pay raise when fire documents are closing. one tweet said, save yourself, there's no medics but you can call the mayor on the video phone. the department says the new guidelines are not to effect free speech. >> simply to establish concise guidelines and bount bound -- boundaries for which our members are communicate concerns. >> still the firefighters union is troubled enough that they're meeting with lawyers and the department next week. >> that's our main concern is firefighters are protected. that's our only concern. >> i want to make sure our remembers are covered -- members are covered. >> the employees can face punishment in limited situations. the maryland general assembly that says you do not have to share your user names and passwords with your employers. >> it's like tapping a phone and l
. >> there needs to be art and music in every school in baltimore city. not only that, everybody doesn't have a space to do this after school thing and -- the doors need to stay hope in the school schools. >> not every school is open late and many don't have art or music as a regular part of the day. some have limited classes, others have nonef. you can draw like this, being creative is a big deal. >> art is anything that expresses just who you are, what do you do. anything. everything. they need more but ain't have it. >> reporter: programs like this fill the art gap that many schools can't fill because of funding. money from gamblelling is supposed to help as the state thinks about what to do with it in maryland people here want good art and creative kids. you need to start by growing creatist. >> social studies, art, just -- more field trips when i was going to school i went on trips. you know places. to learn more. more things, just engage them more. give them a life as far as more experience. >> reporter: if you really want to see what the art dear sir do to children and what helps th
news sunday morning starts now. >> this is wjz tv, wjz hd, and wjz.com. baltimore. >> from the city to the counties to your neighborhood. now is complete coverage. it's wjz, maryland's new station. >> in the dark, thousands of homes without power still as people brace for another day of high heat. the latest. >> welcome to eyewitness news this sunday. i'm gigi barnett. hundreds of thousands of people waiting for the power to cut back on after this weekend's deadly storm sends trees crashing to the ground and cutting power lines. now there is widespread damage. one of those trees on this homecoming is 71-year-old woman inside. in southern anne arundel county, a man died when a tree crashed through his car he was driving at the time. the roof blew right off this apartment building. a total of 800 people have been displaced. roofers are working to make sure they can return home but it will take weeks before those repairs are complete. the wjz has complete coverage of this monstrous storm and the statewide cleanup. meteorologist to williams at the first warning weather center monitoring
so, abc2 news. >>> 5:31 right now. search for a new baltimore city police commissioner continues. however officials from the union have already come up with a blue print for improving the department. they have come up with a plan to help cut crime and taxes. union leaders say the recent success in cutting vie will not crime could be jeopardized if the department doesn't enhance its recruits and benefits. >> if you have an fop here saying we don't need more police. what we need is better policing, a better deployment of the resources and taking better care of the police officers on the street who've got the job done for you over the last four or five years. >> the union has called on the department to require two years of college or military service for new recruits. the fop brought in a consulting group and compared baltimore's police department to those in other cities. >>> well, alcohol may have played a role in a deadly wrong way crash on97. one of them was kelley whitt. she was driving southbound in the northbound lane at ben field road. that shows there was a blood alcohol
river. baltimore city, delays, issues light, bond, baltimore, lumbar, dealing with issues and delays this morning. lane closures, due to a water main break and orioles are in town. that's an issue by 5:00 this evening. avoid parts of the stadium or the roads surrounding the stadium. 695, liberty, starting to get busy at this hour. we have a camera to show you. there is 895, o'donnell street. smooth sailing making your way towards harbor tunnel. a 4 minute ride. 95 to 83, cruising at 11 minutes between the two points, 795 to 95. that's a 12 minute commute. another check on traffic in a little bit. >>> many of you sounding off on the facebook page about sanctions handed down to penn state. the school was punished for failing to protect children from sexual abuse by jerry sandusky. a $60 million fine, one year's revenue for the football program. also no bowl games for four years. the removal of all wins dating back to 1998. head coach joe paterno, no longer the winningest coach in history. >> no price the ncaa can levee will repair the damage inflighted byger -- inflicted by jerry sandu
the leaders in baltimore city hall have already decided. nowthe mayor is stumping... for more support.... hoping that 'a tug of the heartstrings'... will be an effective strategy. from commercial "every baby is born with infinite possibilies."mayor stephanie rawlings-blake... is now front and center - throwing her support behind the so-called maryland dream act.though the campaign commercial does not specifically mention the legislation. 06:58 "you show these beautiful little faces... do you wanna deprive them of an education."doctor richard vatz is a professor of political rhetoric. he says focusing on children as young as babiee may be an effective strategy.but doubts many maryladners will be swayed by a politician's endorsement.( from commercial) "it's right and it's fair."most voters - he believes - have already formed their own opinion on the fairness... and financial impact of the dream act.12:10 "when you're giving in-state... someobody's paying for that."critics of the law it it'll cost maryland taxpayers millions of dollars. one of the main points raised in the petition dri
floor and spread to the roof. the fire has been ruled accidental. >>> the baltimore city fire department is changing its social media guidelines. alex demetrick from the newsroom, with what is bringing about the change. alex. >> according to our media department, the baltimore sun, they are taking a second look at its rules on social media. fire department says they may soon change their rules on comments. this comes after some firefighters wrote inappropriate, insensitive, or inaccurate information on websites like twitter. some firefighters say policies could hinder their constitutional rights to free speech. the city's police force is also reportedly working on its policy as well. mary? >> sounds like complaints posted on twitter include the city's decision to close three fire companies for budgetary reasons. and the approval of a raise for baltimore's fire chief. >> nationwide outrage. a report finds that top school officials at penn state, including legendary coach joe paterno, covered up child sex abuse by jerry sandusky. joe paterno's family is file fighting back. >> we are here t
in baltimore city. we have road closures due to the massive water main break. let's take a live look. as you can see, there is the vehicle fire at wilkins avenue if you look to the right side of your screen. for the most accurate and up to date information, count on us at wjz.com. >>> here is what people are talking about. shock waves from the ncaa penalties against penn state. the effects being felt not only at the campus but around the country this morning. sports director mark vive -- mark viviano has more. >>> reporter: good morning, the sanctions are steep and they include a $60 million fine, equal to one year of penn state's revenue, a rich program with a rich tradition finds itself on the brink of busted. in addition to the fine, a four- year ban on bowl games and a reduction in scholarships likely to cripple a once strong program. their proud past forever tarnished. penn state's present and future in doubt. the ncaa stopped short of shutting down the program, instead handing down wide ranging and long lasting punishment in reaction to the cover up of a sex scandal involving jerry san
,000 in baltimore city. in ann arundel county about 41,000 customers. all 230,000 are still waiting on crews to restore their power. some of the best views are from sky chopper 13. captain long, what do you see out there? >> reporter: what we're looking at here just south of towson is a sizable tree that's fallen and not been removed. we saw a couple cars driving down the road. even though there's been some good damage and tangled phone lines the traffic is getting by. it's typical of what we've been seeing. most of the clean up is well underway. roads are looking good. we went all the way down to ann arundel county. reporting live, i'm cam tin -- captain jeff long. >>> tim williams and bernadette woods have a lot more. were going to start with bernadette. >> good afternoon. we're going to start out with that loop from the storms that made their way through. this is a very strong line of thunderstorms, as we all well know. wind gusts over 70 miles per hour. that's equivalent to hurricane force winds. as it continued to the eastern shore, still a lot of problems, but it weakened as it headed
:47 right now. and there's a new blueprint for improving the baltimore city police department. the fraternal order of police created a plan to cut crime and taxes. union leaders say that the department needs to enhance recruiting and officer benefits if they want to continue with recent success in cutting violent crime. >> you have an fop here saying we don't need more police. what we need is better policing, a better deployment of the resources and taking better care of the police officers on the street who got the job done for you over the last four, five years. >> wants the department to require new recruits to have completed either two years of college or military service. the union brought in a consulting group and compared the city's police department to those in other major cities to come up with the list of recommendations. >>> hundreds of public service workers in scranton, pennsylvania including the mayor have now cut their pay to minimum wage. the mayor went against the court order when he slashed the wages. he says the city had no choice with a $16 million deficit and simply can'
the geico app today. supporters of the dream act have teamed up with baltimore city hall to launch a new campa. campaign. mayor stephanie ralwings blake is featured in a new ad that begins airing on t-v- today. today. melinda roeder is live at towson with word on how the mayor could make a difference. difference. 3 3
baltimore, students enjoy a good breakfast before hitting the classroom. it's part of the child first summer program. >> we're dedicated to summer learning laws, which is very prevalent among children in baltimore city who zoo get a chance to be a part of some summer program. and we really want our young people to excel and to -- when fall comes along to be on point in their grade. >> reporter: the four-week program allows 60 students to connect classroom skills to real world activities. today students are learning to make a healthy salad in a cooking class. by the looks of things, they're enjoying the lesson. >> i like cooking. we get to try out new things. >> we do activities and learn a lot. >> students also enjoy other classes like arts and crafts, sports and games. the students what they learn to become more productive with hands on experience. they're responsible in using both learning and real world skills. this shows how to use what they're learning to create a product which could be used on an open market. it's held during the school year. >> i like that we can learn all day and do
. >>> this noon baltimore city police are waiting for an tops autopsy. derek valcourt has the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: police do not know exactly what happened here. in fact, they are not certain how long this woman had been dead. >> saturday night just before 7:00 police were called to this apartment building, on 29th street in charles village. inside one of the apartments they found a badly decomposing body of a woman. police say it appears she had been dead for one week and her corpse was not alone. >> there was an individual who was inside of the apartment with her. she was taken into custody and questioned. at this point no charges have been brought. >> the woman's body has been sent for an autopsy and police are waiting to determine her cause of death and if charges will be filed. >> reporter: police say they do know who they woman is but are not releasing her identity yet. she's 41 and that apartment was not hers. jessica. >> thank you . commuters in downtown baltimore will have to deal with traffic detours for a few more weeks. light street will continue to
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building is owned by the baltimore city housing authority. >>> work continues on that broken water main still causing gridlock. repair work on the 133-year line will take 2 more weeks. during that time graphic is being diverted around the screen. the replace. efforts will keep lights closed between baltimore and lombard through the second week in august. >>> a live look outside right now. there's some shous -- showers and storms popping up. bob turk is in the radar center. >> all the activity primarily over hartford and cecil counties. norm thunderstorms -- thunderstorms not moving in our direction. all the activity just north of lancaster. the roves the area, quite, don't -- the rest of the area, quite, don't expect to see a lot tonight. we expect to maybe see thunderstorms tomorrow as well. now, wjz draught watch continues to track the numbers. some areas getting over a inch's inch of rain. for the most we are actually above normal. hopefully that trend will continue. kai. >> thank you . >>> a call for changes to si -- policy for the bay bridge in severe weather. it comes after drive
is underway. >> this is wjz tv, wjz hd and wjz.com baltimore. >> from the city to the counties to your neighborhood. now it's complete coverage, it's wjz, maryland's news station. >> good morning and welcome to eyewitness news this sunday. it's 8:01. we start with the very latest on the horrific movie theater shooting not far from denver, colorado. police are now examining the expected shooters department. we're in aurora with more. >> reporter: president obama will be here later this morning to meet with the families of the victims of this mass shooting. investigators say james holmes planned his massacre with calculation and deliberation. fbi investigators will be back shooting for evidence inside the apartment. on saturday bomb squad technicians set off a controlled debt in addition to help clear the explosives. a trip wire was discovered running across the front door to detonate dozens of homemade bombs. >> this department was designed based on everything i seen to kill whoever entered it. >> reporter: police say he spent over $15,000 over several months to build his assault rifles
was not hers. >> the apartment building where her body was discovered is owned by the baltimore city housing e authority. ed -- housing authority. >>> road closures caused frustrating gridlock for thousands of commuters in downtown. the work is expected to take 2 weeks. senator ben cardin is calling on congress for help. he said the ageing water system is a problem facing many states. >>> some heat returns to maryland and it's bringing the humidity with it. here's a live look outside. the sun is out but it's mostly cloudy skies for the day and there's a chance for pop up thunderstorms. wjz has weather and traffic together. bob turk is tracking the weather. >> saturday was a record low of 69. right now the upper 80s. we have some scattered shower activity around. most of it looks like it's to our north or to our southwest. the closest active to the maryland is bad ship across southern pennsylvania. it looks like it's going to hit to your folks in northern sections of hartford county, maybe cecil county in the next couple of hours. there's some showers that may move into northern baltimore and h
immigrants should get in-state tuition discounts for college. now - baltimore city hall - is taking up the battle. the mayor - now front and center - in this divisive issue. she's featured in a new ad in support of the dream act - although she never actually mentions the legislation. the ad also featured children as young as babies. and talks about the infinite possibilities for education. and while political analysts say the approach of tugging on voters' heartstrings may be an effective strategy... it's less likely that a politician's voice in the debate - will change the minds of many voters. <"most people know how they feel about it... don't need to be told by authority figures how to vote."> to be clear about the dream act - it's not about guaranteeing or denying student admissions. it's a matter of how much children of illegals should pay.critics of the law say it'll cost maryland taxpayers millions of dolalrs to subsidize their educational discounts.live from city hall - melinda roeder - fox 45 news - late edition. see... all of our stories... about the dream act../.at... fox
with the old and in with the new. the u.s. department of transportation is awarding the city of baltimore $40 million to build a new bus transit facility. wjz is live in east baltimore, michelle richie with more on how unemployment and the environment will be affected. michelle. >> reporter: in the next few years more than 700 jobs are expected to be created because of this project and it's also going to help the neighborhood. if busy bus transit building are still standing after 65 years never being renovated. but today that is all about to change. >> we're giving amdot $40 million. >> reporter: u.s. secretary of transportation ray lahood says the money is part of a $53 million project to replace the bus facility. >> this is the second largest amount awarded this year through the federal transit administration. >> reporter: $40 million will come from federal funding, $13 million from the state. the benefits range from the creation of jobs, reduction in noise and an increase in parking for those like roslin johnson who have to share the street with more than 300 transit employees. >> usually
to the city as part of a settlement. baltimore sued wells fargo accusing sub prime lending practices targeting minority neighborhoods. baltimore will get $7.5 million for lending assistance programs. the settlement includes restitution for effected city residents. >>> a plane full of passengers looks on at bwi as two flight attendants are rushed from the tarmac to the hospital. as kai jackson explains, hazmat crews were brought in to search the plane. >> sky chopper 13 is high above bwi airport after southwest airlines flight 709 made its scheduled landing with an emergency on board. >> the airplane is parked at gait a-1. >> the flight originated in virginia. authorities say at some point in the air a flight attendant became sick. once the plane landed it was determined a second flight attendant was also ill, both complaining of nausea. >> authorities say after the flight landed at bwi the two stick flight attendants were taken to the hospital and a has malt team with the ann arundel county fire department inspected the plane. >> they did air samples to see what would have been the cause. they
for you throughout the morning. >>> a baltimore city firefighter is in big trouble with the law this morning. he's one of two men charged in running a prostitution ring and this morning abc 2 news linda stow is live at the fire department with all of the details. linda, what do you know? >>reporter: charley, that firefighter has been suspended without pay. in fact, this isn't the first time he's been charged with something like this. back in 2010 he was charged with sex trafficking, but he received probation before a judgment which allowed him to keep his job as a city firefighter. police say he's 29-year-old ja mar simmons. they also arrested franklin koit. the city police collaborated to make the bust. they executed a search warrant at 208 south pulaski street and found a lot of condoms and sexual aids. the task force says the fbi's involvement indicate there is could have been a large number of victims forced to work as prostitutes and that some of them could have been children. neighbors say they knew just something wasn't right. >> there's a lot of women going up in there
zero in new york city. that is a total of 641 miles. we caught up with them in baltimore today, as they ran through our city. the run will raise money for the wiewrnded warrior project that helps-- wounded warrior project that helps raise money for injured servicemen. >> good luck to them. >> semper fi. >>> still ahead. missing from capitol hill. what is keeping congressman jesse jackson, jr., from work. and what his father is saying today. >>> fierce flooding and rain fills up texas and one roadside rescue. >>> i remember wanting to get there. >> the victim turns into the rescuer. how an injured surgeon's quick thinking helped save a paramedic's life. >>> it is a mild summer afternoon. but could the heat be getting cranked back up? well, tim hinted at it. stay with us. your updated first warning weather forecast is coming up. ,,,, hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios >>> it's partly cloudy. 85 degrees in central maryland right now. the complet
will become the county's first police chief on august 1st. >>> baltimore city oos 's -- city's fire chief is going to get a raise. >> if we're all going to suck this up, we need to start now. i don't think chief plaque or his command staff should take the raise. >> the city council approved a new 6 year contract for the chief. by the end of the deal his salary will be more than $28,000 higher than his current pay. the fire union was critical of the deal at the time when three city fire companies just closed due to budget constraints. >>> local leaders have few questions after last month's storm left hundreds of thousands without power for days. what changes lawmakers and customers are demanding. >> heavy rain and hurricane like wind destroyed neighborhoods and left millions without power across the mid atlantic. >> oh, it was hot. it was terrible. >> viola powers lost service for several days. in this neighborhood things were worse. >> people who drove around said it looks like it's the epicenter. >> now city and county leaders are being bge one main question. >> what else can they be doi
in baltimore city. >> like the others, they follow the same pattern. they tend to be older. all of them are over the age of 45. they're distributed around the state. >> reporter: the elderly and those with preexisting medical conditions are most vulnerable. and that message is getting out. >> if you do have somebody elderly in your family, you do need to check on them. especially if they don't have air conditioning. >> reporter: one step that could prevent the death toll from rising as we head into august. maryland has issued 12 heat advisories this summer already. meghan mccorkell, wjz eyewitness news. >> the city opened several cooling centers throughout the day today. and extended hours at public pools. remember, wjz 13 is always on. check in for first warning weather coverage. for updates on the forecast, live doppler radar any time, log onto wjz.com. >>> well, fresh off harsh criticism from their dur etcho storm response, bge is seeking rate increases. if approved by the public service commission, the transmission portion of your bill would increase by about 6.6%. gas transmission
will be in effect. the state department confirmed eight more heat related deaths. two in baltimore city, two in baltimore county, two in ann arundel county. >>> 6 0 days, that's how long the governor is giving a plan of energy advisors. the damages caused by the storms and widespread outages led to the governor to issue an executive order given the energy leaders a mandate to come up with a plan. >>> in a few hours we should find out whether a special session will be h -- held to expand gambling. stay with wjz >>> president obama had an event in new orleans. he was speaking to members of the national urban league. >> you're competing against people in beijing and bangalore. they're not hanging out. they're not getting over. they're not playing video games. they're not watching real housewives. >> there you go. the president of the united states knows what real housewives is. we did it we broke america. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." >> i was wondering if you had a favorite real housewives story to share. charlie goes i'll pass. >> one of the main mysteries in the penn stat
this morning. let's take you to the maps. an accident in baltimore city, to bring your attention to. fleet at central avenue. we have to tell you an issue in cane street lumbart, an accident that is giving us slower than normal speeds. orioles are in town tonight at 7:05, expect delays after 5:00. 30 miles per hours down to baltimore washington parkway. southbound lane at 195 at 175. this is a shot of bell ware road. see you in 25 with another traffic update. so what i'm saying is, people like options. when you take geico, you can call them anytime you feel like saving money. it don't matter, day or night. use your computer, your smartphone, your tablet, whatever. the point is, you have options. oh, how convenient. hey. crab cakes, what are you looking at? geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. ♪ >>> why are we playing "hail to the chief"? i don't know but the crowd seems to love it. who are they seeing out there? the latest on the campaign trail. there he is, will ferrell, starring as cam brady. that's how you roll. >> congratulations on running
now died from heat-related illnesses here in maryland this summer. 10 of them in baltimore city. >> like the others, they follow the same pattern. they tend to be older. all of them are over the age of 45. they're distributed around the state. >> reporter: the elderly and those with preexisting medical conditions are most vulnerable. and that message is getting out. >> if you do have somebody elderly in your family, you do need to check on them. especially if they don't have air conditioning. >> reporter: one step that could prevent the death toll from rising as we head into august. maryland has issued 12 heat advisories this summer already. meghan mccorkell, wjz eyewitness news. >> stay with wjz for first warning weather coverage of this heat. to get updates on the forecast, log onto wjz.com. >>> well, new weather alerts are coming to the bay bridge to protect drivers during dangerous storms. the transportation authority will upgrade its early warning system, allowing it to close the bridge more quickly when strong wind gusts hit. they hope to guard against incidents, such as t
. update on the situation in baltimore city. light street closed between east baltimore and east lombard. also fleet street between south caroline and southbound. light drive on 795. this traffic report is brought to you by toyota and you local toyota dealer. now is the time to jump to toyota to find out how many ways there are to save when you buy right. now it's time for manic monday. >>> all right. ron matz, good morning. how was your vocation? did you re-- vacation? did you relax? >> reporter: very relaxing, didn't do a lot, just sat on my posterior for a year. >> did you go to the ocean? what did you do? >> reporter: i was away. undisclose ed d location. >> i understand. you have enough of that during your normal life. >> reporter: jessica, good morning to you. >> hi, ron. >> reporter: great to see you. we have a great group. they are ready to rock and roll. ladies and gentlemen, from ownings mills ebi. a couple of quick announcements. let me say hi to kelly in westminster and my aunt peggy. get well soon. all right. ebi, aleisha come up here. how are you? >> i'm good. >> reporter:
by this scheme. >> reporter: is there any doubt in your mind that these banks hurt the city of baltimore? >> absolutely no doubt. we cannot stand by when we feel that we are being cheated. >> reporter: stephanie rawlings- blake, the mayor of baltimore, says the libor manipulation hurt america's cities at the worst possible time, the height of the recession. as the city balanced a budget deficit by closing fire stations, recreational centers, and schools, the mayor says the banks added to the deficit with artificially low interest rates that underpaid the city on investments. officials estimate the loss at up to several million dollars. given the deficit that you faced to begin with-- $65 million, $68 million-- are you saying the banks piled on? >> you're talking about $1 million or $2 million-- that, you know, that's a fire company, that's recreation centers, that's, you know, services that our city needs, and we're going to fight for that. >> reporter: in downtown baltimore, the head of the firefighters union, michael campbell, says the closing of some fire stations slowed down the resp
. >> dozens of processors gathered outside about the super block project in west baltimore. the city board of estimates gave a thumbs-up to the proposal. a waiver would be followed by five years of incremental tax increases. the full city council still needs to approve that council. the dispute between the mayor and the comptroller continues. pratt contends that the mayor is circumventing the procurement process with the phones. >> they want a response to her. you don't have to vote no to a contract -- >> during the meeting, a motion for a new phone system contract with ibm was rejected. the door was left open for some further negotiations. >> take a look at this video. crews were called to cherry hill on wednesday evening. a mat caught fire and spread throughout the playground. penn state has an investigation into the jerry sandusky situation. we have the latest from state college, pennsylvania. >> as jerry sandusky sits in a jail, some await another verdict. >> our mandate is clear. >> penn state hired louis freeh in november to lead an independent investigation into the school's handli
. >>> and the board of estimates has approved a pay raise for baltimore city fire chief james clack. clack will receive increment sal salary increases through january of 2018. the raise request comes at the time when two fire companies were forced to close due to budgetary problems, a third remains open through october. that's a look at your news, weather and traffic. another check of weather and traffic in a half hour. until then back to new york for "good morning america." have a great day. >>> oh, my. >> as we continue to watch this video. i mean, you think you have a fish. you do have a fish. and the shark says, no. that's my fish. >> it is the shark's fish. >> it is the shark's fish. the surprising family vacation. and we're going to talk to them live. they're good enough to join us via skype on vacation. can they hear the music? we're going to talk to them. >> don't go back in the water. >>> also, ahead, katie and suri. see them on camera there. a little day at the zoo. there they are. went to the zoo. had a good day together. we're going to look at suri's life after her parents' spl
nearly 7-hundred-thirty thousand dollars this week to all 23 counties. baltimore city received about a quarter of the funds. the agency says maryland's sex offender registry contains nearly 8- hundred names. the governor is expected to call for a special session on gambling today. today.governor o'malley is expected to call lawmakers back the week of august 6th to consider measures legalizing table games.the bill would also authorize m-g-m entertainment to build a casino at the national harbor.... something that is sparking a lot of debate. (carter) "you can't just rubber stamp just because national harbor is a nice place and has a lot of money, you can't just say they're going to have a location, it's got to be open to others and there have to be chances for small and minority businesses to grow well." well."supporters say the national harbor casino would create jobs and bring additional revenue to fund maryland schools. the n-f-l is starting a new health program for its current and former players. players.the program will better assist players with physical and mental health... a
means that landlords cannot evict tenants for owning pit bulls. >>> baltimore's city fire chief getting a raise. the city council approved a new 6 year contract. by the ended -- end of the deal his salary will be $28,000 higher than his current pay. three city fire companies just closed due to budget constraints. >>> ann arundel county police are forced to use a taser on a man running naked through the street. police found james frederick brown partly nude. police say he threatened officers resisted arrest and it took several officers and a taser ♪ ♪ >>> welcome back to "cbs this morning." the enchanting unusual broadway musical "once" took home eight tony awards last month, including best musical. >> oscar independent film in 1996. tells the story of an irish musician and immigrant drawn together by love of music. >> the show's gifted star, steve kazee and cristin milioti are here. >> great to have you here. full disclosure, anybody associated with this show i became obsessed after seeing it. this is a lot of people feel go in not knowing what to expect and walk out of
at our top stories this morning. baltimore city fire chief james clack says he is serious about getting a raise for city firefighters. the board of estimates approved a contract extension and an increase of 18% in his pay over a five-year period. the move sparked outrage from union members. the chief called 98 rock that he would donate his race to a nonprofit fire foundation its rank-and-file firefighters were not issued their own pay raise next year. here is sarah caldwell and traffic pulse 11. >> a few problems, but nothing too bad. the one accident we have at patapsco avenue, be careful there. this one is clearing from the shoulder now. eastbound 7 and hoods mill road. all lanes are open. charles street and bellona ave, traffic lights are on flash. we have the same situation south at washington boulevard. as far as delays, let's give you a live view of traffic. southbound traffic looks heavy here at 295 and 175. let's switch to a live view of j.f.x. and northern parkway. checks out just fine. over to you, tony. >> you probably noticed high, then cloud cover to start the day. we do no
. i am mindy basara. here is a look at one of our top stories. the baltimore city board of estimates approves a new contract and pay raise for fire chief james clack. jack young and joan pratt voted against the agreement. it comes the same week two fire companies shut down and the third is set to close this fall. >> typical summer day in baltimore. warm, not to humid. highs in the upper eighties to around 90 but perhaps a better chance for rain beginning of next week.
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